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Friday, December 19, 2014

On-Demand Cookie Service is Finally Here, Just in Time for the Holidays

Posted By on Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 3:15 PM

click to enlarge Click and ye shall receive gingersnaps 20 minutes later. - ANNA ROTH
  • Anna Roth
  • Click and ye shall receive gingersnaps 20 minutes later.

Are you craving holiday cookies but can't be bothered to make them, or even traipse to the store to buy them? There's never been a better time to be a lazy cookie-craver! Doughbies, a new dessert-based startup in San Francisco, promises to bring holiday cheer (in the form of cookies and the occasional Santa hat) to your door in less than 20 minutes. We put the service to the test.

Feeling festive, we ordered three gingersnap cookies dipped in white chocolate ($8), sat back, and waited. After 21 minutes, our desk phone rang — it was the cookie lady who promised to be at the door in one minute. We had to go down to the street and pick up the cookies curbside in a heavy downpour, but to make up for our trouble, we were given a bonus three-pack of chocolate chip cookies (usually $8).

The soft, fragrant gingersnaps were full of warm ginger-y spices and weren't too sweet; the white chocolate added texture and a bit of flavor. The chocolate chip cookies were a little on the buttery side, but were also chewy and clearly very fresh. All in all they were pretty delicious cookies. If you ever find yourself with an insatiable cookie craving and $8 to spare, you could do a lot worse.

click to enlarge Cute cookie boxes only a little damp from the rain. - ANNA ROTH
  • Anna Roth
  • Cute cookie boxes only a little damp from the rain.

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Anna Roth

Anna Roth

Bio:
Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.

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